I'm proud to (finally) announce the arrival of Xavier Ismael Duran. He was born May 15, 2008 at 2:48pm. He was 8lbs 6oz. and almost 22 inches long. After several hours of difficult labor, I still ended up with an epideral and pitocin to make my contractions stronger, and then after all that, he got stuck, so I had a cesarean. This has been the hardest pregnancy, labor, delivery, and recovery, but it's all worth it for my little angel. He laughs in his sleep and loves to cuddle.